fashion & beauty photography issue 3 Apr 2008Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Cricchi + Ferrante
Thomas von Aagh
From his Brussels-based studio Christophe Gilbert adds his own unique vision to the many different advertising projects that appear in front of his lens.
The photographer works internationally with clients including Sony, Samsung, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, VW, Ford, Audi, Porsche, Toyota, Mercedes, Renault, Ikea, Samsonite, and Eurostar.
Christophe manages each step of the image-making process, ensuring high quality end results every time.
Claudia Goetzelmann is a true citizen of the world. Born and raised in Germany, she lived in Africa, Indonesia and Singapore before moving to the USA seven years ago. She currently splits her time between San Francisco and New York.
Claudia has a fresh, unique approach to her photography, which focuses primarily on fashion and lifestyle. Her images are not the typical fashion style and are often quirkily unconventional, fun, and usually make you look a little bit closer. One of her recent advertising clients, Corbett Accel, asked her to shoot clothing made out of real flowers and weeds.
A frequent contributor to Zoo Zoom, in this Spotlight she shares one of her latest projects and some recent editorial work. Be sure to check newsstands for the latest issue of Brides featuring Claudia's fashion story shot in a fabulous Italian castle.
More of her work can be found on her website or via her agent.
Besides campaigns and editorials, both photographers work in the Arts. Angela Cricchi is also a director and video artist.
Clients include Miss Sixty, Diesel, Kenzo, Phard, s.Oliver, Energie, Bylbos, Joop!, Phillip Morris, and France Telecom.
Editorials include Spoon, Elle France/Italy/Japan, i-D, La Republica, io Donna, and Style 100.
Cricchi + Ferrante are represented by foto-union.
Elisabeth Frang is from Gothenburg, Sweden, and started her career in fashion photography in 1996. Already well acquainted with the fashion industry, Elisabeth immediately made her newly found interest a full time job and spent three years developing her talent in New York.
Based in Stockholm since 1999, she has become one of Sweden's leading fashion and beauty photographers. Her interpretation of beauty is both sensual and powerful, resulting in a timeless elegance that has brought her many of Sweden's major fashion accounts.
Her soulful simplicity and skilled way of lighting, both on location and in the studio, have become her defining trademark.
Elisabeth Frang is represented by the Söderberg agency.
Eva Mueller was born and raised in Germany where she studied graphic design. Originally working as a freelance art director in Munich, she made the transition to fashion, beauty and music photography after moving to New York City.
Her trademark is for strong minimalist images with a sometimes dark humorous twist. "Less is more," she says about her work. "Creating timeless and fun images is more important than copying the trend of the moment."
Eva often acts as art director for her own shoots, incorporating a graphic designer's sensitivity for concept and composition. One of her specialities is projection, super-imposing textures, architecture or symbols onto naked bodies.
Her editorial work has appeared in international magazines such as Blackbook, Tank, GQ, Vellum, Zink, 125 Magazine, and New York Magazine. She has shot advertising campaigns for Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Panasonic, Master Card, Footlocker, Steve Madden, and Guinness, among many others. Eva has also shot for most American and British record labels as well as many prestigious design companies.
Eva Mueller is represented by the international photo production agency FRONT 67.
New Zealand-born photographer Gavin O'Neill is a self-confessed perfectionist who brings a natural eye for detail into all his work. Currently based in Europe, he has refined more than a decade of work down to his true passions - shooting beauty and working with the human form.
His list of beauty clients includes Vogue, Revlon, L'Oreal, Wella, and Braun among others. His work with nudes continues to attract attention around the world as he puts the finishing touches to his first book that is due to be published early next year.
Based in London, Gavin also works regularly in Paris, Cape Town and Sydney. See his website for a list of agents and his current location.
Gin has this to say about his work:
"I am anything but business.
I don't measure the flash.
I try to get to know myself when shooting, and occasionally other people.
I like music."
Goran Tacevski lives between Paris and Prague where he maintains his own studios, but travels throughout Europe producing work for many different clients. He runs his own postproduction studio in which he adds the finishing touches to all the photos he shoots.
Goran's work follows the pattern of his personal motto: "You have just one chance to make a first impression."
His clients include Garnier, Dove, P&G, Skoda, Mercedes-Benz, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Absolut Vodka, Cartier, Nike, and Swatch.
A busy year is set to continue for Günther Kathrein.
For the eighth time in succession, he shot the worldwide Giorgio Armani Leg & Bodywear campaign.
Günther shot a worldwide campaign for the sports fashion company Odlo International.
Günther also shot a cosmetics feature for Migros.
Madrid-based Juan Aldabaldetrecu is an experienced fashion, beauty and advertising photographer who works with only the best editorial projects.
His list of editorial clients includes Elle, Woman, GQ, and Glamour, amongst many others. He also works for advertising clients like Loewe, Chrysler, Mango, and Cadillac.
Visit his website for a current portfolio, contact details and other relevant information.
Thomas Kruesselmann shoots beauty, hair, fashion and lifestyle photography for international clients and agencies such as BBDO, Grey Worldwide, and Ogilvy and Mather. He recently produced a key visual campaign for Braun razors, due to be published later this year.
His signature-style can be described as minimalist with very high attention to detail, but his work never lacks the human touch which, in his opinion, is essential to every image depicting people. Thomas directs his in-house retouching artist in the same way: "I am a photographer - don't make it look like a painting, please!" State-of-the-art digital technology by Phase One guarantees a smooth workflow and art director-friendly productions.
For the past three years, 27 year-old Thomas von Aagh has been shooting for the German cosmetics industry and a selection of young magazines. His beauty and people photography is especially impressive and gives an exciting indication as to what is still to come from this exceptional photographer.